New Year’s is a traditional and powerful time for intention and goal setting. While getting clear on your big vision and goals is important, no matter how precise your plan is, those goals will remain in your mind or on a piece of paper unless you take action. It is easy to slide down the slope into inaction, especially when the goal is challenging forces you to get uncomfortable.
Taking action is always better than waiting in inaction. Inaction is how we deny life, while the action is the way we live life to the fullest. What stops us from taking action? Our fears, our doubts, our insecurities in our abilities or what people think of us, not to mention the tendency towards perfectionism and the unhappiness that comes with that.
I am going to share with you one way I know to overcome inaction. This is by getting into the habit of “always doing your best”.
“Always Do Your Best” is the fourth agreement featured in “The Four Agreements Wisdom Book” written by Don Miguel Ruiz. It may be the last agreement discussed, but it is the most important because it allows the other three agreements to become ingrained habits and the fourth agreement is the action of the first three. If you haven’t read the book, allow me to recap for you the first three agreements: “Being Impeccable with Your Word”, “Don’t Take Anything Personally”, and “Don’t Make Assumptions”.
When you “always do your best”, you take action and learn from your mistakes and in the process, you learn and become better. “Always